Duplicate System Drive in Windows Server 2003?
Posted on 2009-12-22
We have an interesting problem on a terminal server that is almost ready to go into production. After installing Windows Server 2003 SP2 on a mainboard with Intel's Embedded Server RAID Technology II (RAID 1), we noticed that there is a duplicate "System" volume that is taking the drive letter W: in Windows explorer.
This drive letter on our client site is a mapped network share, so we clearly don't want there to be conflicts. However, the disk drive W: does not appear in the disk management utility to be modified or removed.
The ''phantom'' W: drive's properties page has the same exact amounts of free and used space that the C: System volume has. However, the W: drive when expanded appears to be a copy of the Administrator's profile directory only.
We have tried using different RAID solutions, thinking it might be a mirroring problem, and we have tried to delete the phantom volume using Recovery Console. The server is not yet in production, so we can be a little destructive, but I'd prefer to avoid a complete rebuild if possible.
Thank you for your helpful suggestions in advance!